Back to School Guide for Westchester County, NY - Section 1

Back to School Guide for Westchester County, NY - Section 1

February 1, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Back to School Guide for Westchester County, NY - Section 1

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UPDATED September 2015: It's time to go back to school in Westchester County, NY. NYMetroParents' Westchester County back to school guide has Westchester County schools, after-school programs for kids, religious schools, foreign language programs, and Westchester activities for kids, including music and dance classes, art classes, performing arts programs, sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors and much more in Westchester County, from Larchmont and Rye, to White Plains and Scarsdale.

A DANCE STUDIO
2094 Boston Post Road, Larchmont
914-834-2432
Email gsavanello@excite.com

When choosing a dance school, look for professionalism, quality, and experience. A Dance Studio satisfies these standards of excellence. We offer classes in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, preschool, and yoga. Dance birthday parties are a big hit. You’ll like the friendly way you are treated and will appreciate the great feelings of accomplishment and fun that dancing provides. Director, Yvonne Karas Rosenberg, invites you to join our family, where all of our students are important to us.

ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
914-693-4443
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
914-472-4404
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
914-595-7551


Alcott school provides 2 – 5 year olds a supportive, multicultural learning environment where they develop independence, self-confidence, and a love for learning. All locations offer a developmentally appropriate Montessori Curriculum. Students learn through experience with hands on materials. Enrichment activities include music, yoga, creative movement, and nature. Afterschool classes, such as, dance, soccer, art, and cooking are available for 3-5 year olds. Kidz Club, a social skills group for 3-5 year olds, meets from 4-5pm twice a week at the Crane Road site. Please call to arrange a tour.

ALL ABOUT KIDS
Nassau County,
255 Executive Drive, LL 108, Plainview
516-576-2040
150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 401, Hauppauge
631-439-6860
175 Remsen St., Suite 750, Brooklyn
718-522-7300
3140B E. Tremont Ave., Bronx
718-239-4147
37-11 35th Ave., Suite 3C, Astoria
718-706-7500
145 Huguenot St., Suite 404, New Rochelle
914-251-0905
allaboutkidsny.com
anne.worth@allaboutkidsny.com


Email anne.worth@allaboutkidsny.com

All About Kids provides quality evaluations, consultations, and therapy services, including but not limited to ABA services for children with autism; speech, occupational, and physical therapies; social skills; special education; parent training; and counseling. Licensed and certified, experienced staff provides services to eligible children with developmental delays and/or disabilities in the home, school, and/or community setting, and our state-of-the-art facilities and sensory motor gyms. Services provided throughout Westchester, all NYC boroughs, and Nassau and Suffolk counties. For eligible children, services are authorized by the EIP/CPSE Programs at no cost, and are funded and monitored by NYS DOH, NYSED, and county governments.

ANN AND ANDY CHILD CARE
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-3027
Email annandydca@aol.com

At Ann & Andy, each child is considered on two levels: as an individual, and a member of the group. Regularly planned group activities are designed to meet all the needs of children at play. The staff is carefully trained to promote a positive environment and to keep a balanced routine. We are open year round and have a summer camp program. We are located on five acres with plenty of space for exploration and discovery. Nutritional meals are served, including hot lunches, and dietary restrictions are taken into consideration.

BALLET DES AMÉRIQUES SCHOOL & COMPANY, INC.
16 King St., Port Chester
646-753-0457

BALLET MUSCLE
10 South Division St., Ring Buzzer #8, New Rochelle
914-365-1862
Email balletmuscle@gmail.com

Ballet lessons and fitness taught by American ballet dancers, owned and operated by American ballet dancer, Peter Cirolia. Ballet Muscle is a unique ballet studio and fitness center, offering professionally led ballet classes and fitness training for children, teenagers, and adults of all levels of experience. At Ballet Muscle you will build long and strong muscles to enhance any athletic activity. We offer personal training, group fitness classes, and ballet classes in Westchester, NY. All instructors at Ballet Muscle are professional ballet dancers with knowledge in athletics and the health industry.

BELLE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
1088 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
283 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
1537 Central Park Ave., Yonkers
914-961-5511


The Belle School of Music, voted the #1 music school in Westchester in 2015 by parents, has a unique, effective, and fun way of teaching music to children, (2 years and up), and adults. Under the supervision of our highly qualified and dedicated staff, your child will not only learn to play but will develop an appreciation and love for music that will last a lifetime. Bring out the musical talent in your child! Call 914-961-5511 to schedule a FREE introductory lesson and consultation.

BILLY BEEZ
Located at Palisades Center, 1282 Palisades Center Drive, First Floor, West Nyack
845-535-9277
Westchester ONLY:
The Mall at Bay Plaza
200 Baychester Ave., Bronx
718-514-6045


Run, jump, bounce, slide, and climb your way to an active lifestyle! Billy Beez in Palisades Center is a 26,000 sq. ft. jungle themed, indoor playground featuring interactive play zones, slides, trampolines, sports courts, our signature Honey Cafe, and much more! Billy Beez's mission of fun, family fitness supports an active lifestyle by encouraging physical, mental, and social development through play. For more information or to book your child's next birthday party or group outing, visit us.billybeez.com, email bbzbb01@usbillybeez.com or call 845-535-9277. Then Like Billy Beez, Palisades Center on Facebook.

BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage
845-268-4000
facebook.com/bouncetrampolinesports
twitter.com/bouncesport


Email info@bounceonit.com

Bounce! offers the opportunity to play sports, have fun, and get fit on enormous courts of interconnected trampolines. Guests can enjoy open jump time, trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball on our new dual lanes, foam-pit jumping, and a fun arcade. We also have private party rooms, a Wi-Fi lounge, healthy-food vending machines and snack bar, and a separate Bounce! Jr. Zone for kids ages 5 and younger. Ask us about Toddler Time!, program for those with special needs, school, camp, and group trips. Fundraising opportunities available.

CENTRAL PARK DANCE
450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-723-2940
Email centralparkdance@gmail.com

Central Park Dance offers more than 175 classes a week, in all levels, for children and adults. Newer and very popular classes include Lyrical and Acro Jazz. CPD has a preschool program, which is regarded as one of the finest in the area, introducing children as young as 2 years old to dance, and the popular Fairytale Ballet. CPD has earned a reputation for being the most thorough and rewarding dance experience for students for more than 30 years. Miss Talia’s Boutique is on premises and open late, seven days a week. Online registration is now available. Voted Best of Westchester 2013.

CHELSEA PIERS CONNECTICUT
One Blachley Road, Stamford
203-989-1004


Email info@chelseapiersct.com; braemer@chelseapiersct.com; dbt@chelseapiers.com

Chelsea Piers Connecticut, a 465,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor sports complex, provides world-class facilities, expert instruction, and the area’s most dynamic sports curriculum. Facilities include two ice rinks; Olympic-sized pool and Splash Zone; 65,000 square-foot fitness center, 12 squash and 7 tennis courts; batting cages with infield for baseball and softball training; gymnastics center; indoor track; 100-yard turf field for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey; basketball and volleyball courts; a child care and Early Learning Center. Memberships are available for families! Youth Classes begin September 9th and registration is ongoing!

CHELSEA PIERS CONNECTICUT
One Blachley Road, Stamford
203-989-1004


Email info@chelseapiersct.com; braemer@chelseapiersct.com; dbt@chelseapiers.com

CHILDREN'S JEWISH EDUCATION GROUP (THE)
SUNY Purchase,
914-864-1267

Looking for a Jewish education for your child without joining a synagogue? CJEG is a community-based school that emphasizes Jewish cultural studies, tradition, history, and holidays, for children in K-7th grade. We provide a professional teaching staff supported by a parent co-op administration in an open, warm and relaxed, and affordable environment. Bar/Bat Mitzvah lessons are also available. Classes are held Sunday mornings at the SUNY Purchase campus. For more information, please visit our website, cjeg.org.

CITY CENTER DANCE
98 Lake St., White Plains
914-328-1881
Email dinagiordano@yahoo.com

Specializing in professional dance instruction for children of all ages and levels, City Center Dance emphasizes discipline, dedication, balance, form, confidence, and success, all in a fun and creative environment. We offer ballet, pointe, pre-pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, pre-K, and kindergarten classes, and special workshops throughout the year. Private lessons, birthday parties, and performance opportunities also available. City Center Dance is proud to be the official home of the Westchester Knicks Dance Team. Call 914-328-1881 for more information and to register.

CLAY ART CENTER
40 Beech St., Port Chester
914-937-2047 x222
Email leigh@clayartcenter.org

Create. Connect. Be inspired. Clay Art Center is a non-profit ceramic art center in Port Chester offering clay classes for adults and children year round as well as private lessons and parties. This fall we’re offering a fabulous line-up of afterschool and weekend clay classes for children, tweens, teens, and families. Fall classes start September 21. Or join us for Saturday Drop-In Clay Class, a great afternoon with family or friends for ages 5-99! Visit our Gallery and Shop, featuring one-of-a-kind pottery and sculpture, open Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm.

CONGREGATION KOL AMI YAD B’YAD PROGRAM
252 Soundview Ave., White Plains
914-949-4717 x125
Email kayosborne@nykolami.org

Yad B’Yad is a synagogue-based, inclusive program for Jewish teenagers with developmental challenges that focuses on social and life skills. The target population for the program is Jewish teenagers who struggle with social interactions and may have learning, cognitive, or emotional challenges. Teenagers work with peer mentors; participate in electives (i.e. cooking, yoga, Israeli dance, drama), holiday, and other special events such as field trips. The program runs from 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday evenings, along with the current Religious School.

CURTAIN CALL, INC.
1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford
203-329-8207 x16
Administration: 203-329-8207
Box Office: 203-461-6358


Email brian@curtaincallinc.com

Curtain Call, Inc. is Stamford’s longest-running, non-profit theatre, providing year-round performances and educational programs. Classes are available for ages five through adult, after school, evenings, and weekends in acting, comedy, improvisation, musical theatre, on-camera, Shakespeare…and more! Full-day vacation programs are also available for ages six through sixteen. Our faculty consists of area professionals dedicated to education in the performing arts for the community. We can also create a special workshop for your before/after school program, business, or civic group. For more information, contact our Education Director at 203-329-8207x16. or brian@curtaincallinc.com.

DANISH WRITING ACADEMY
171 Main Street, Nyack
845-480-2273
Email peter@danishwritingacademy.com

Danish Writing Academy is a Rockland County-based writing school, with classes taught by an award-winning, #1 Best-Selling author. We offer classes in: Novel and Fiction Writing, Playwriting, Public Speaking, and College Essay Writing. We help writers of all ages with practical, real world training. We are the only school in the tri-state area to proudly offer its students publishing contracts upon completion of the classes! At the conclusion of each school year, one DWA student will have his/her novel published, through our partnership with True North Publishing. Please visit: danishwritingacademy.com.

DAVE AND BUSTER’S PELHAM MANOR
881 Pelham Parkway , Pelham Manor
914-380-8500
Email beatriz_peneda@daveandbusters.com

Dave & Buster's of Pelham Manor is the best place for family fun, including: birthday parties, award ceremonies, club get-togethers, graduation parties, after-prom parties and more. With great food and games all in one place, it's the perfect party space for youth events and family outings - and a perfect reward for a job well done. Give them the BEST birthday, including Sweet 16s, Bat and Bar Mitzvahs, and quinceaneras! We offer delicious food, unlimited drinks, and Power Cards for play in our Million Dollar Midway.

DICKER READING METHOD
75 Brook St.
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-472-0600


Our revolutionary reading program will teach any child to read, even children diagnosed as learning disabled, dyslexic, or with ADD or ADHD. Whether your child is reading above, below, or at grade level, he or she will accomplish 3–6 years of reading achievement in just one year. Parents will see immediate improvement in reading achievement, comprehension, and vocabulary development. Over 10,000 children, from preschool to 12th grade, have accomplished these remarkable results. Your child's grades, confidence, and self-esteem will soar as they learn to love reading and school.

ELLIOTT'S CLASSES AND KIDS IN BLOOM, A PRESCHOOL ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM
131 W. 86th St., New York
917-517-8721
Email elliottsgymnastics@gmail.com

We help families provide their children with strong emotional, social, and physical foundations through a range of unique classes. Our trained instructors apply "The Elliott Method," a combination of movement science and child development theory, to each of our programs. We believe that children's classes should focus on developing life skills and a sense of pride and achievement through an experience that is fun! Contact us for more information: 917-517-8721, or elliottsgymnastics@gmail.com, and visit our website: elliottsclasses.com. Elliott's Classes- 1149 North Avenue, New Rochelle.

FASHION ARTS STUDIO OF WESTCHESTER AT GROUND WORK COWORKING
547 North Avenue, New Rochelle
917-995-3191
Email ying@fashionartsstudio.com

Premier Art and Design Studio for Aspiring Fashion Designers. A new Fashion Design Studio that offers courses in the art of fashion design has opened right here in Westchester. Ying Su, a professional fashion designer who was also a former adjunct fashion design professor at Parsons School of Design, and F.I.T., will share her wealth of knowledge and experience from the industry perspective. Learn how real fashion designers work. Year round Courses offered include the entire fashion design process, from designing/illustrations, concepts/colors, sewing, pattern-making, draping, and final garment construction.

FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (FASNY)
Campuses in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck,
914-250-0000
Nursery to Grade 1: Scarsdale Campus, 85 Palmer Ave., Scarsdale
Lower School: Larchmont Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
Upper School: Mamaroneck Campus, 145 New St., Mamaroneck


FASNY is a Westchester County independent, coed N-12 day school. Our unique French and American bilingual curriculum, open to non-French speakers from nursery to kindergarten, ensures students acquire academic fluency in both languages, providing them mental flexibility and open-mindedness. FASNY is also pleased to welcome qualified non-French speaking students in the 11th and 12th grades as part of the school's newly authorized International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). FASNY currently enrolls 850 students representing 50+ nationalities. Learn more about our program and multicultural community at www.fasny.org.

GAGA CENTER (THE) - SCARSDALE
365 Central Park Ave., (Archway Shopping Center), Scarsdale
914-368-9889
Email marcy@gagacenter.com

The Gaga Center is located at 365 Central Park Avenue in Scarsdale, New York. We offer weekly after school classes, days off from school, Open Gaga on weekends, and birthday parties! Our semester-long after school classes are one hour of pure gaga fun and include warm-up, instruction, and loads of time to play. Kids get in on the action while learning gaga and athletic skills. To learn more about our after school options, and our birthday parties and other programs, please visit gagacenter.com or call 914-368-9889.

GERMAN SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT (THE)
Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford
203-548-0438
First Baptist Church
90 N. Main St., W. Hartford, CT
860-404-8838


Email ebernhard@truerenu.com

The German School of Connecticut is a friendly center for German language and culture, with a high-quality educational program for children of all ages and adults. Students at all levels, from beginner through native speaker, are matched with dedicated, professional teachers to learn, improve and maintain German language skills. We foster a strong academic growth and a wider worldview for all students in a fun, stimulating atmosphere. GSC meets on Saturday mornings during the school year.

GREAT PLAY OF SCARSDALE
969B Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-713-3470

A three-category Family Favorites Winner, including "Best Birthday Location," and A Best of Westchester winner, Great Play makes it insanely fun for kids, ages 6 mos.-fifth grade, to develop motor and sport skills, fitness, and coordination! Great Play’s unique curriculum of directed play, and their patented Interactive Arena™, help children develop age-appropriate skills, while having a blast. Customers rave about it! “The coaches rock!” -Macaroni Kids. “A gym like no other!” -Rebecca Shaw. “In a league of their own…their favorite class (and mine) by far!” -Jami Goldman. See more reviews at greatplay.com. Fantastic birthday parties too! Call for a free trial!

GYMBOREE PLAY & MUSIC OF SCARSDALE
450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-472-0192
Route 6 and Hill Blvd., Yorktown
Kristy, party coordinator: 516-507-0329
scarsdaleny@gymboreeclasses.com


Email scarsdaleny@gymboreeclasses.com

Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering learning, creativity, and confidence in children from birth to age 5 for almost 40 years. Gymboree offers classes in play and learn, art, music, sports, preschool, and a new 2-year-old separation program, Preschool Steps. All classes at Gymboree enjoy unlimited free open gyms 5-7 days per week, and Gymboree store discounts with enrollment, as well as special events and birthday parties. Previews are offered in all classes. As Gymboree likes to say. “All of America goes to Gymboree!”

GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
1 Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers
914-965-7676

At GymCats Gymnastics, children learn the skills and confidence they need to become better athletes and individuals. Exciting gymnastics classes are offered for boys and girls, ages 20 months to teens, as well as recreational to advanced classes, private lessons, cheer classes, toddler open gym for crawlers up to walkers, and summer camp. GymCats is home to our own All Star Cheer Team, the GC Xtreme All Stars! We are also famous for our unique private birthday parties. Our enthusiastic interactive staff makes your child’s party memorable.

HELEN HAYES YOUTH THEATER
142 Main St., Nyack
845-826-2049

Celebrating our 18th year of excellence in theater education, the Helen Hayes Youth Theater offers year-round theater programs for kids ages 5-17, including weekend and weekday classes and productions. We welcome performers with all levels of experience. Please join us for professional training in a friendly, supportive environment. For more information, call us or visit our website.

HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
914-636-6202

Children learn to observe, think, judge, and pursue interests at their own pace. Exposed to physical and mental order, working with materials with a purposeful design, in a calm atmosphere, fosters concentration, creativity, self-respect, and a solid academic foundation. Hudson’s unique approach allows children to develop their skills while pursuing their interests. Programs are available for children from 18 months through eighth grade, with extended hours available from 7:30am-6pm.

ISG GYMNASTICS
151 Crotona Ave., Harrison
914-835-0010

ISG Gymnastics, serving the community for more than 35 years, is a family-run business where the kids come first! Classes for children, ages 10 months through high school. Ongoing registration. Birthday parties available. Girls' team and camps. Call for information and start your child toward a healthy future today.

JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
914-472-3300
for camps only: symonsc@jccmw.org


Education at the JCC of Mid-Westchester: Preschoolers benefit from full service nursery schools, and professional teaching staff, a year round indoor pool, fitness programs, arts programs, and Special Needs programs. All under one roof! Early drop off, late pick up. The Summer Art Center (SAC), continues all year, providing a non-competitive, nurturing environment for children with a passion for the Arts. The Dance School provides programs for preschoolers, teens, and adults. The Academic Center offers everything you need to prepare kids for college. Arrange for a tour: info@jccmw.org 914-472-3300, jccmw.org.

JODI'S GYM
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
914-244-8811
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
212-772-7633


Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 34 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. They offer gymnastics (ages 3 to 12 years), Ninja Challenge (4-8 years), Game On! (3-5 years), parent/child gym, Music Together, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, private lessons, and the best birthday ever! Need transportation after school? They also bus from every Chappaqua elementary school!

KANGS MARTIAL ARTS
455 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-723-0777
Email kangsma@gmail.com

At Kangs Martial Arts, we offer Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do lessons. Children will learn increased confidence, unshakable focus, discipline, and additional life skills. Adults will benefit from valuable self-defense skills, stress relief, and an intense and fun workout! We offer a flexible schedule for children (ages 4 and older), teens, and adults. Take advantage of our family classes, where parents and children train together! We are conveniently located directly across from the Greenburgh nature center! Come in for a class today!

KIDS' B.A.S.E. & THE LITTLE SCHOOL
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
914-472-5409

Kids’ B.A.S.E. & The Little School encompass before- and after-school programs for school age children, and a preschool program for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Kids’ B.A.S.E. offers a Breakfast Club, after-school enrichments and sports for youngsters in kindergarten through sixth grade, until 6:30pm. The Little School provides a high quality full-day or half-day preschool program, as well as their own Breakfast Club, an Extended Day Program until 6:30pm, enrichments, and sports. The Little School is licensed by NYS OCFS and accredited by NAEYC.

KUMON
1-800-ABC-MATH (222-6284)
Email rwagner@kumon.com

Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. The learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children in preschool through high school develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 48 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. Visit kumon.com today to find your local center or call 1-800-ABC-MATH.

LEAPIN' LIZARDS
421 Boston Post Road, 3rd Floor, Port Chester
914-937-5867

Leapin' Lizards is THE indoor play and party place for kids in Westchester! Have oodles of fun during the day, after school, anytime! Enjoy our 2-for-1 Back to School Special in this issue. Birthday party packages include playtime in our fun-filled play area (slides, mazes, ball baths, etc.), private party room for pizza, hot dogs, Carvel ice cream birthday cake, tokens for our game room, themed paper supplies, invitations, and balloons. Party favors, sand art, and T-shirts are available. We do all the work! Visit our website, leaplizards.com.

LINGUAKIDS®, LLC
2 locations
2005 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
914-525-0328
43 Tokeneke Road, Darien, CT
203-426-7004


LinguaKids® offers French, Chinese, and Spanish classes for children starting at 6 months old. LinguaKids®’ teachers are all friendly, energetic, native speakers who completely immerse the children in language and culture. Children are engaged in a multi-sensory approach, combining songs, movement, arts and crafts, games, storytelling, and roleplaying, to make learning fun and enjoyable.

LITTLE GYM (THE)
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
NY address first for BAP
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
212-799-1225
tlgupperwestsideny.com
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-787-1124
tlguppereastsideny.com
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
201-445-4444
tlgwaldwicknj.com


The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center for children, offering gymnastic classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 months to 12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers summer camp, holiday camp, Parent Survival Night, and Awesome Birthday Bashes.

LTB ASSOCIATES, L.L.C. DBA BERRY BIZZY BOOTREADY ACADEMY
99 Church St., White Plains
Email tronya@berrybizzy.com

LtB associates, LLC dba BerryBizzy, a Westchester County B2B service provider since 2012, created The Boot Ready Academy. The program is designed to prepare young adults ages 14-19 for independent living. It teaches with hands-on training how to handle adult responsibilities for when they are “leaving the nest." Topics include: Career Development, Entrepreneurship, Personal Finance, Health and Fitness, and College Preparation. We also cover topics such as Self- Awareness, and Public Speaking.

MABEL'S LABELS
1-866-30-MABEL (62235)
Email mae.savage@parenthood.com

Mabel’s Labels are cute, durable, waterproof labels designed especially for all your little one’s little things! Perfect for bottles, sippy cups, clothes, toys, and even special loveys. Our labels ensure your things won’t get lost at daycare, playdates, and everywhere else you go. Plus, they’re great for avoiding those germy mix-ups! Whether you need them for yourself, or are looking for an ideal baby shower gift – Mabel’s Labels has the solution for your needs. Shop online now at mabelslabels.com.

MATHNASIUM
747 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-725-MATH (6284)
Email scarsdale@mathnasium.com

Mathnasium makes math make sense! The goal is to significantly increase your child's math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Using sophisticated techniques to determine what a student does and does not know, they tailor-make a personalized and prescriptive learning program. Each student follows the program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors, who provide instruction-and lots of encouragement. At Mathnasium, the mission is simple—to teach children math the way that makes sense to them.

MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
914-667-3478
70 W. Broad St., Fleetwood


“Good Beginnings Never End” is the premise upon which The Milestone School was founded in 1979. An independent Nursery through Grade 4 day school, Milestone focuses on preparing students for a lifetime of learning. Rooted in Montessori principles Milestone provides a strong academic foundation while leaving room for each student to explore many other disciplines. Small classroom sizes allow for individualized attention ensuring each child’s academic success. Centrally located in the Fleetwood section of Mount Vernon, Milestone draws its diverse student body from the surrounding greater New York City area.

MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Ave., White Plains
914-761-3900

The Music Conservatory of Westchester offers a variety of classes for infants, toddlers, and young children. Early childhood instruction includes our new First Notes class for babies and toddlers, Music Skills for Pre-K through grade 3, our Suzuki Program for instrumental instruction (violin, cello, guitar), and our Piano Program for Pre-K to first grade. Introduce your child to the joys of music in the Conservatory’s supportive, nurturing environment, with outstanding instructors. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, assuring the highest quality programs for your child.

MUSIC TOGETHER®
914-722-2025
Email jackie@overthemoonmusicandmore.com

Did you know that all children are musical? Over the Moon Music and More offers Music Together®, the research-based, international music and movement program for children newborn to 5 years with an adult caregiver, in Chappaqua, Mount Kisco, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, and Tuckahoe. We also offer Uke U., a fun mommy-and-me ukulele program, for 3- to 6-year-olds. Coming this fall in our newly expanded Scarsdale space: birthday parties, mommy-and-me art classes, parenting groups, mini-camps, a children’s play space, and a gift shop!

MUSICAL MUNCHKINS
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
914-771-7000

Musical Munchkins, Westchester's original early childhood music program is celebrating more than 30 years of makin' music and memories. We continue delighting our youngest musicians and their families with the wonderful world of mommy-n-me music. Our curriculum, filled with awesome activities, is geared to children ages 6 months to 4 years. Instruments, creative movement, inventive props, puppets, books, and games help captivate and enrich children with a love of music. Our nurturing teachers capture everyone's hearts, while stimulating those developing brains. Visit our website. Schedule a free trial class.

NEW ROCHELLE RACQUET CLUB AT PINE BROOK FITNESS
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
914-636-1003

The New Rochelle Racquet Club offers the best year-round tennis instruction for the TAUT (ages 3-10), Junior Development and Tournament Training, (ages 10-17), programs which include mental and physical conditioning. We also offer Adult Instruction Clinics and Training Programs, Power Drills, Blitz!, Men's and Women's playing leagues, Seasonal Court rentals, and USTA practices on our 6 indoor DecoTurf II courts. Come by for a tour, call for more information, or check out our website: NRRC.us. 914- 636-1003, 130 Rhodes St, New Rochelle.

NEW VICTORY® THEATER (THE)
209 W. 42nd St. (just west of Broadway), New York
646-223-3010

The only performing arts venue in Times Square completely devoted to kids, The New Victory is New York City's premier destination for family entertainment. With shows for all ages (even babies!), the New Vic presents a full season of adventurous multi-disciplinary works from around the globe and close to home, including plays, musicals, circus, dance, opera, and puppetry. If you arrive early, take advantage of the free activities in the lobby inspired by the show on stage. Full price tickets start at $15, which makes a trip to The New Victory Theater fun and affordable for the whole family.

ON HUDSON FITNESS & DANCE STUDIO, INC. AND NEW YORK GOJU KARATE BLACK BELT ACADEMY
558 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
914-478-0508

Experience the best in dance, fitness, and karate! We offer dance classes in all styles and levels, including hip-hop and lyrical jazz. Fitness classes are comprehensive, and taught by the best instructors in Westchester. Our NY Goju Karate program, one of the region’s finest, offers age- and rank-specific classes, from preschool Tiny Tigers to Black Belt and beyond. Whether you are looking for a program for your children or yourself, On Hudson Fitness and Dance Studio and NY Goju Karate offer great programs for the entire family.

ONTRACK SPORT CENTER
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown
914-909-2974

OnTrack Sport Center facilitates sports training and competitive programs for athletes throughout Westchester and Rockland Counties. Supplying two turf fields and two batting cages in our 26,000 square foot facility, conveniently located next to the Tarrytown train station. OnTrack has been selected by the NY Red Bulls to host their Regional Development School. Visit our website or like us on Facebook for our current schedule and to see the list of fall programs. Having a birthday? Celebrate your child's next birthday at OnTrack with one of our spectacular sports party packages.

PLAY GROUP THEATRE (THE)
One N. Broadway, White Plains
914-946-4433

The Play Group Theatre is in its 20th year as Westchester's Theatre for Children and Teens, providing process-oriented theatre training and diverse performance opportunities to children and teenagers all year long. Programs range from: Mainstage for high school students, to Little Theater for ages 4-6, a Design Tech program, and our brand new THEATER LAB with individually designed programs for ages 7-17 featuring student-driven, hands-on explorations of what it means to be a theater maker. Summer and year round programs available. 914-946-443; playgroup.org; Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @playgrouptheatre #PGT

PLAYLAND ICE CASINO
100 Playland Parkway, Rye
914-481-5941

Kids and families love Playland Ice in Rye NY. Operating year round, Playland Ice offers Learn-to-skate and learn-to play hockey classes, public ice skating, figure skating, clinics, and camps for all ages and abilities. Birthday parties are always a huge hit at Playland Ice and feature private rooms, private ice, party helper, dance and black lights, music, and so much more. Visit us online for more information.

PRE-SCHOOL READING PROGRAM BY THE DICKER READING METHOD
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
914-472-0600

Your 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old child will learn 15 to 30 words in their first session. Then they will learn to read their first book fluently. Every two months, your preschooler or kindergartner will achieve one year of reading enrichment. Their self-esteem will soar as they develop a love for reading and school. It’s easy, fun, and life's most exciting game.

PROSPECT ACADEMY OF WESTCHESTER
82 Prospect St., White Plains
914-946-0628
Email Info@paow.us

Prospect Academy of Westchester (former Country Day Nursery School) is a bilingual, Montessori-based educational center in White Plains for children ages 3-5. We offer programs in Russian, German, and Italian languages, lead by native or bilingual speakers. At PAOW we develop an individual approach to each child, promote cultural fluency, increased adaptivity, cognitive and academic excellence. We prepare for kindergarten and have a small teacher-student ratio. Kids at PAOW love our library, cooking, yoga, music, gym, and large playground and classrooms. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and we offer extended hours.

PURCHASE COLLEGE AQUATICS
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
914-251-6546
Email christine.klint@purchase.edu

Held in our sparkling six-lane pool, the Purchase College aquatics program runs year-round and features children’s group lessons, parent and child classes, and specialty programs including adult lessons, lifeguarding, SCUBA certification, springboard diving, and private and semi-private lessons. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors.

ROBIN'S NEST
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
914-366-3232

Robin’s Nest is located on the grounds of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. Established in 1988, we offer full-time and part-time programs, year-round, for children ages 2 months to 5 years, from 7am-6pm, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two nutritional snacks. Age-specific curriculum, half-day nursery program, before- and after-school care, vacation club during school breaks, and summer camp. Enrichment activities include music, nature programs, gymnastics, yoga, language classes, field trips, Smart Board activities, and swimming lessons. Teachers have four-year degrees and CPR certifications. NAEYC accredited.

ROCKIN’ JUMP - MOUNT KISCO
333 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco
914-743-5730
Email Info@mtk.rockinjump.com

Looking for a fun, active, and safe place to have your child’s next birthday party? At Rockin’ Jump your kids will literally be bouncing off the walls! Parties will be led by their personal party hosts through the 5 different trampoline areas that we have to offer - Dodge Ball, Main Jump Arena, Basketball, and our Foam Pit for trying new tricks! Our 18,000 square foot facility can host parties and groups from 10-300 people. Now open at 11am daily!

SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
914-244-4101
Email mbianchini@sensorysteppingstones.com

Sensory Stepping Stones is an intensive, drug-free, therapeutic clinic focusing on improving processing skills and developmental reorganizational abilities for individuals of all ages. We offer a holistic approach from the comprehensive assessments to individualized interventions, and services offered. We provide a variety of individual and group therapeutic programs in the hopes of increasing academic, athletic, and social successes for individuals and their families. Services provided include reorganizational processing skills, sensory integration, neuro/edufeedback, cognitive/memory skill development, focus/attention training, visual/auditory training, peak performance programs, speech/language/feeding therapy, social skills, and canine intervention therapy groups.

SOCIABLE KIDZ®
1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 105, Mamaroneck
914-502-3295
Email sociablekidz@sociablekidz.com

Voted “Best Social Skills Group 2013” by Westchester magazine, Sociable Kidz® provides social skills groups for children ages 4-14. The small groups ensure that your child receives individualized attention including problem-solving, sharing, taking turns, coping mechanisms, anti-bullying techniques, etc., using hands-on activities, games, role playing, and social stories. Check out our website for more information.

STAR KIDZ-WESTCHESTER
Harrison/White Plains/Mount Kisco/NYC locations,
914-921-0006

After 10 successful years in Westchester and NYC, Star Kidz is expanding to the JCC of Harrison, with exciting new classes for kidz of all ages! Star Kidz, the premier performing arts program for children ages 3-17, offers students the opportunity to develop their singing voices, acting abilities, dance skills, and performance techniques via a variety of weekly classes, weekend workshops, and intensive courses. Star Kidz is accepting enrollment for Fall 2015 in White Plains, Mt. Kisco, and new Harrison locations. Register now at starkidzonline.com or call us at 914-921-0006!

STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
914-328-1900

Since 1937,The Steffi Nossen School of Dance has been Westchester’s dance destination! Students from toddler to adult experience the joy and discipline of dance in White Plains and Chappaqua. Classes include Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Tap, Dancing Tots, New Boys' Class, Adult Classes for Beginners and Experienced Dancers, and Moving Wheels & Heels adaptive dance. Performance opportunities. Live music in classes. Westchester Magazine “Best Kids Classes 2011 and 2013.” September 28 - October 3 Free Week of Dance-Free Open House classes.

STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
281 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester
914-793-2799

Since 1996, thousands of students have taken dance lessons with Studio B’s highly talented and nurturing teachers. The well-established pre-ballet programs are perfect for boys and girls as young as 2. Students develop important social skills such as listening carefully, following directions, and interacting with others, while dancing to age-appropriate music. Studio B Dance Center continues to respond to families' needs with convenient scheduling options and a wide range of styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, acro and tumbling, modern, contemporary, and pointe. Call or visit their website. Open Sundays!

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS - WESTCHESTER
Sylvan Learning Center of Bronxville
850 Bronx River Road, Bronxville
914-237-4396
sylvanlearning.com/bronxville
bronxville.ny@sylvanlearning.com
Sylvan Learning Center of White Plains
180 S. Broadway
White Plains
914-948-4116
sylvanlearning.com/whiteplains
sylvan4202@msn.com


Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of personal learning for K-12 students, offers tutoring in Reading, Writing, Math, Study Skills and Test Prep, and STEM classes in Robotics and Coding. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach combines certified teachers delivering personalized instruction, using curriculum aligned with Common Core standards and the latest iPad® technology. Sylvan also offers STEM classes in Robotics and Coding, and Sylvan Prep — SAT® and ACT® courses. Sylvan Learning Centers are conveniently located in Bronxville and White Plains.

TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
914-948-2800 x126

Temple Israel Nursery School is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment where children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly. We offer classes for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds, mommy-and-me programs, after-school enrichment, Stay & Play Extended Hours until 4:30pm Monday-Thursday, and until 2:30pm Friday, early drop-off, lunch programs, and summer camp. Our morning programs are enriched with music, creative movement, nature, and animal specialists. Come and check out our beautiful new classrooms! Please contact our director, Patty Goldstick, at 914-948-2800 x126, or email p.goldstick@templeisraelcenter.org.

THORNTON-DONOVAN SCHOOL
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
914-632-8836

Each year Thornton-Donovan has a new academic theme and for 2015-16 the School is focusing on Modern American History. September 10, 2015 - June 15, 2016 T-D will showcase Frank Sinatra and 25 different courses will be taught about Sinatra's Century (1915-1998). T-D will be traveling to Hoboken, Brooklyn, Chicago, South Bend, Miami, and Cuba. T-D is individually focused and globally engaged. Its student body hails from 40 different countries. T-D competes with nearby independent schools in basketball, soccer, and volleyball.

TIGER SCHULMANN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Multiple locations throughout the tri-state area,
800-52-TIGER (528-4437)

Tiger Schulmann's MMA offers kids' martial arts classes designed to help children learn self-discipline, goal-setting, self-respect, respect for others, and confidence. In addition, these classes help children improve their physical and mental health and overall well-being. Many kids can benefit from taking martial arts classes, and the effects may last well into adulthood. Students learn to be accountable for their actions, and they gain confidence when they achieve their goals. We also offer Bully Prevention Programs and great Birthday Parties.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SUNDAY SCHOOL
Congregations in Croton, Hastings, Mohegan Lake, Mt. Kisco, and White Plains,
Email emm_public@verizon.net

For years, families who have been formerly unaffiliated religiously have found their spiritual home in Unitarian Universalist congregations. We are a liberal religious community that welcomes people of a diversity of backgrounds. Children pre-K though eighth attend classes on Sunday mornings, plus there are youth groups for teens. Our curriculum focuses on compassion for others, exploration of values, and concern for the world around us through age-appropriate activities, discussions, music, and service projects. Classes begin in September. Check online for more information. Visit a congregation near you this fall!

WE'LL SHOP FOR YOU
347-241-8673
Email sales@wellshopforyou.com

We understand that the current economic environment has put pressure on everyone's time and money. This is where we can help. Our experienced staff puts together school supply packages and ships them to you. Our aim is to eliminate the stress caused by waiting on long lines, the discomfort of dealing with crowded stores, missing sale dates, irritable cashiers, and spending too much time searching for the best prices. We do the work for you! Our service is the sale you can always count on!

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTER
in Ossining Arcadian Shopping Center, Route 9, Ossining
914-606-7400
Email jessica@thompson-bender.com

The Westchester Community College Extension Center in Ossining features credit and non-credit classes for adults in the areas of general education and health care. But this state-of-the-art facility also offers after-school science programs for youngsters in fifth-eighth grades. The affordable classes for middle school students begin in mid-September, and cover topics including Pullback Car Engineering and Vertical Access Wind Turbine. Contact us at the Arcadian Shopping Center location on Route 9, or phone 914-606-7400 for details.

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
84 Sprague Road, Scarsdale
914-713-8828
Email aristophil@yahoo.com

The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism has been offering Jewish education for children from kindergarten to Bar/Bat Mitzvah since 2007. Our Hebrew school offers instruction in Hebrew, Jewish history, holidays, ethics, and values, while striving to foster critical thinking, love of learning, and a belief in the power of human reason and responsibility, rather than of supernatural authority. Please contact Channing Stave at 914-793-7770 or email him at channing.stave@yahoo.com to find out more and to arrange for your child to attend a sample class.

WESTCHESTER SKATING ACADEMY (WSA)
91 Fairview Park Drive (Route 9A), Elmsford
914-347-8232

Westchester Skating Academy is a year-round, twin-rink ice skating facility offering recreational, hockey, and figure skating for all ages and abilities. WSA programs include public skating, learn-to-skate classes, group events, birthday parties, summer and holiday camps and clinics, adult and youth hockey leagues and instruction, and much more. Visit us online for more information.

WESTFIELD DAY SCHOOL
23 Purdy Ave., Rye
914-967-2530
Email pheldman@westfieldschools.info

Since 2000, The Westfield Day School is a therapeutic school for grades 6 to 12. The school is designed to help students overcome academic and emotional issues. The academic program at Westfield is unique in its ability to link emotional and learning support for its students. Classes are small and programs individualized to meet the needs of students at all levels. The goal is to acknowledge learning differences and help every child reach their highest potential. Therapists and teaching staff work closely with each student.

WHITBY SCHOOL
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-869-8464 x176

A recognized leader in education since 1958, Whitby’s innovative Montessori and International Baccalaureate program readies students within a global community to thrive in today’s dynamic world. Highly trained, energetic teachers provide individualized attention. Students ages 18 months to eighth grade enthusiastically engage in learning, are inspired by their own discoveries, and find there is no limit to what they can achieve. Whitby students graduate with proficiency in at least two languages and find success in future pursuits. Whitby is located on a beautiful 25-acre campus on Lake Avenue in Greenwich.

YWCA OF WHITE PLAINS
515 North St., White Plains
914-949-6227
Camp Funkist 914-949-6227 x168
Gymnastics Program 914- 949-6227 x125
Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities 914-949-6227 x108


The YWCA's licensed and NAEYC-accredited children's programs meet the needs of young families with an array of active programs, including child care, preschool programs, and our before- and after-school programs. Our caring staff creates an environment where every child is valued and develops activities that support the educational process, social interaction, emotional growth, physical development, and creative expression. The YWCA also offers aquatics, gymnastics, and fitness activities for all ages.